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Frank Hassell
Courtesy: ODU Sports

Hassell To Play In Basketball Legend Series Aug. 3

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: August 02, 2013
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WASHINGTON, DC—Former ODU standouts Frank Hassell (’11)  and Keyon Carter ('11) will be playing for the Virginia Ball-Stars  in  the Basketball Alumni Legends Series on Saturday, Aug. 3,  against  the DC Dobermans at 7 p.m. in the George Washington University’s Charles E. Smith Center .

The-BALL (Basketball Alumni Legends League ) summer series features five teams representing college basketball alums from D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Philadelphia.

The 6-9 Hassell from Chesapeake, Va., recently played in the NBA Summer League for the Washington Wizards. He also played in Israel this past season. In 2011, Hassell played two summer league games for San Antonio and was on the team until the day before the season opened. In 2012, he played five summer league games for Atlanta, averaging 5.0 points and 2.0 rebounds. Hassell averaged 11 points and 7.0 rebounds per game for Canton in 39 games of the NBA D-League.

At ODU, Hassell helped lead the Monarchs to back-to-back CAA titles, as well as the Monarchs win over 6th seed Notre Dame, 51-50 in the opening round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament in New Orleans. He was the MVP of the 2009 College Insider.com post season tournament as well as a first team All-CAA and Tournament MVP in 2011. Hassell scored 1,250 career points which ranks him 29th all-time at ODU and 909 career rebounds which ranks him 10th all-time. He was named Collegeinsider.com Mid Major All-American and honorable mention 2011 NABC and SI.com All-American. Graduated with a degree in sociology.

Carter, a teammate of Hassell completed his career with 836 career points at ODU and 500 career rebunds. He scored a career high 19 points against Dayton, hit a career high five three-pointers in a game at William and Mary.  He graduated with a degree in sports management.

The D.C. Dobermans vs. the Virginia BALL*STARS Thursday, August 3, 2013 in Washington D.C. in the second game of The-BALL Pro Basketball Series.

The-BALL, a new professional basketball league on the East Coast, features former collegiate basketball stars from universities in Washington D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and Philadelphia. The-BALL Pro Basketball Series includes four games from July 27 – August 5, all hosted at George Washington University’s Charles E. Smith Center.

WHO: PLAYERS: Former college basketball stars from Washington D.C. and Virginia universities, including:

· D.C. Starters: Austin Freeman (Georgetown), Henry Sims (Georgetown), J.R. Pinnock (George Washington), Tony Taylor (George Washington), and Mike Hall (George Washington)

· Virginia Starters: Joey Rodriguez (VCU), Kevin Anderson (Richmond), Bradford Burgess, (VCU), Jamie Skeen (VCU), and Frank Hassell (Old Dominion)

 WHEN: Saturday, August 3, 2013 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Charles E. Smith Center at George Washington University 600 22nd Street NW Washington, DC 20052 

ABOUT The-BALL

The Basketball Alumni Legends League (The-BALL) is a new professional basketball league on the East Coast that features former college stars playing in the markets where they went to school and have built a loyal following. The-BALL provides college basketball junkies and casual fans with high-quality live entertainment during the summertime. The-BALL includes teams from Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Philadelphia. The-BALL will launch its inaugural season in 2014 with a 20 game season, running from early June through mid-August. For more information, visit www.The-BALL.com.

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